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  • By Ethan McSweeney For the Arizona Daily Star

AHCCCS officials say an updated study is in the works.

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  • By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

Head of state agency says 

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  • By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

Greg McKay, who took over the agency eight months ago, also lashed out at the media.

The plaintiffs are 10 children ages 3 to 14 in Pima and Maricopa counties.

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The plaintiffs are 10 children ages 3 to 14 in Pima and Maricopa counties.

  • By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

It took months to look at cases. CPS backlog isn't gone yet.

Wallie Goolsby took photographs of the round bruises — more than 12 perfectly shaped marks on her grandchild’s right leg alone — but they were…

  • Tim Steller Arizona Daily Star

For all the criticism that Child Protective Services workers get, they figured out the key problems in newborn Roman Barreras’ family right away.

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  • By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer signed groundbreaking legislation Thursday to create and fund a new Department of Child Safety, at least in part to …

  • By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX — State lawmakers voted today to scrap what has been Child Protective Services and replace it with an entirely new state agency.

Arizona lawmakers will convene Tuesday afternoon for a special legislative session with the task of doing what the body has effectively failed…

Arizona lawmakers will convene Tuesday afternoon for a special legislative session with the task of doing what the body has effectively failed…

  • By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer asked lawmakers Thursday to immediately approve nearly $60 million to create a new child welfare agency and revamp h…

  • By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX — State lawmakers expect to be called back to the Capitol next week to fix the state’s embattled Child Protective Services.

  • By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX — The attorney for five workers fired from Child Protective Services said Wednesday the report that led to their termination was essen…

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

‘Intent” is a grand word. It can convey a determination, or it can sound like something while being nothing.

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

  • By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer inked her approval Thursday to immediately give nearly $6.9 million more to the state’s child-welfare agency.

  • By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX —  A "systemic failure, a lack of accountability and transparency and bad decision making," are to blame for 6,500 cases of child abus…